Bahrain ranks second Arab country in Mothers’ Index

Manama, May. 30. (BNA) –Bahrain has ranked second in the Arab world and 50 at the international level, among 178 countries, in the 15th Annual Issue of State of the World’s Mothers (SOWM)’s report, issued by the British Non-Governmental Organisation -‘Save the Children’.

“Save the Children” is a non-profit organisation which has a number of offices and branches all over the world, it dates back to the first decade of the last century and headquartered in UK.

“Save the Children” protects children’s rights around the world, and is described as the first independent movement to defend children as they provide relief assistance and helps to support them in developing countries.

In a statement to Bahrain News Agency (BNA), the Head of Medical Services at Primary Care Dr. Naeema Sabt said that Bahrain’s Maternal and Child Health Care has a long history dating back to the start of medical services in Bahrain.

Maternal and Child Health Care aims to offer an integrated and preventive health care to enhance the safety of the mother and the child through the pregnancy and after-birth stages.

Dr. Sabt added that health care resulted in low maternal mortality rate (MMR) and infant mortality rate (IMR) in Bahrain, adding that Bahrain offers the best services in Maternal and Child Health Care thanks to the tireless efforts exerted in this vital sector, and the Ministry of Health’s care and development so as to achieve the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s goals.

She affirmed that reproductive health has given special care and attention and was keen on ensuring the best health care and clinics, adding that preventive measures are available in all health centers in Bahrain and easy to get free services at the highest levels of quality and the latest medical technology.

She said that the offered services at the Maternal and Child Health Care ensure following-up with patients and making sure of the completion all the available services.



BNA 1603 GMT 2014/05/30

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